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Watch Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech

Nov 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton delivered what are expected to be her final remarks of the presidential election after a devastating loss to Donald Trump.

She says she's "sorry" she didn't win the election, adding "this is painful, and it will be for a long time."

She's urged her supporters to accept the results, saying they owe Trump an "open mind" and a "chance to lead." She says American democracy depends on "peaceful transition of power."

Speaking to supporters Wednesday at a New York hotel, Clinton said the campaign has been "one of the greatest honors" of her life. She describes the outcome as "painful," but says the effort was not about her but "the country we love."

Clinton took the stage to sustained applause.

She has spoken to Donald Trump -- in what Trump's campaign manager calls a "gracious exchange."

When the PBS NewsHour livestream is up and running, it will appear below:

Clinton conceded the presidency to Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised to make her the nation's first female president right up until Election Day.

Clinton called Trump after it became clear that the celebrity businessman had won enough states to capture the White House. But she made no public appearance before supporters who had gathered under the glass ceiling of New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center planning to celebrate what was expected to be her historic victory.

"We're still counting votes and every vote should count," campaign chairman John Podesta said in brief remarks before the shrinking audience. "Several states are still close to call and we're not going to have anything more to say tonight."